The COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful to both children and adults. There are fears and anxiety about the new disease and the effect can be intense and possibly lead to strong emotions. Measures that have been put in place by WHO to curb the spread, for example, social distancing can make people feel isolated and lonely. This increases anxiety and stress levels. As much as the measures are important in reducing the spread of the virus, you need to cope with trauma and mental health in a healthy way.
The stress occasioned by COVID-19 and other stressful events exposes you to traumatic experiences that adversely affect your mental health.
There are several ways through which you can get through traumatic experiences and mental health issues.
Reach Out to Family and Friends
It is hard to avoid isolating yourself during this time of the pandemic, but you can reach out to family and friends. Your friends may be having the same feelings and engaging in open communication after a traumatic event is a crucial aspect of recovery.
Seek Professional Help
The stress that results from traumatic events can overwhelm you. Fear, depression, and grief can take hold and negatively affect your mental health. If the events interfere with your regular life, you need to find a trainer for therapy in your area who can help.
Join a Virtual Support Group
Talking about your traumatic experiences with others who have had the same experiences can be of great help. The virtual support groups or groups where social distancing is observed can lift you up and give you tips on how to deal with your experiences. Your mental health professional can help you identify local support groups or help you find one online.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) assures clients of evidence-based therapies. Contact Colleen, a leading trainer in Canada for ART to help you heal from your traumatic experiences and other mental health issues.